Cheapest Medical Colleges in India

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Medicine is a noble profession, there is nothing better than caring for other people. It is also the most demanded and sought out career option, every year lakhs of students dream of entering this industry and the first step is entering a good medical college. In India, over 11 lakh students compete for 56,000 seats through NEET. Only a few government colleges provide MBBS at a subsidized rate, private colleges on the other hand charge a much higher fee which poses an obstacle for many students. However, there are a few exceptions and, in this blog, we cover some of the cheapest medical colleges in India.

MBBS Overview

Courses Name  MBBS 
Basic Eligibility  10+2 qualification with BiPC subjects 
Competitive Exam Required NEET 
Course Duration  5.5 Years + 1 Year Internship 
Recognition  MCI and WHO approved 
Medium of Education  English 

List of Cheapest Medical Colleges in India

  1. R.G Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata
  2. Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore
  3. Christian Medical College, Vellore
  4. AIIMS – All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  5. Armed Forces Medical College, Pune 
  6. Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  7. Grant Medical College, Mumbai
  8. Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 
  9. M.S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
  10. Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai
  11. Osmania Medical College
  12. Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha
  13. Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
  14. St Johns Medical College, Bangalore
  15. KPC Medical College and Hospital, Jadavpur
  16. Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, New Delhi
  17. Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Lucknow
  18. Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore
  19. Dr D Y Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Pune
  20. Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
  21. Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad

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R.G Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata

Established as the Calcutta School of Medicine in 1886, this institution is alleged to be one of Asia’s oldest private colleges. The college is affiliated with the University of Health Science of West Bengal and ranked 11th on India Today’s (2017) list of the best medical colleges in the country. The total fee paid is INR 66,520 for the 5-year MBBS programme and is further divided as follows:

Year Fees
1st Year INR 18,520
2nd Year INR 12,000
3rd Year INR 12,000
4th Year INR 12,000
5th Year INR 12,000

Eligibiliy:

  • UG: More than 50% in 10+2 and NEET score
  • PG: Graduation score + NEET PG

Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore

BMCRI, affiliated with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, was brought up in the AIIMS league under a centrally sponsored scheme. The college is one of the few offering hands-on microsurgery training and is ranked 12th in India Today’s and Outlook India’s list of the best medical schools. It has also been ranked 10th on The Week’s list of the best medical schools. The total fee paid is INR 72,670 for the 5-year MBBS programme and is further divided as follows:

Year Fees
1st Year INR 23,670
2nd Year INR 12,250
3rd Year INR 12,250
4th Year INR 12,250
5th Year INR 12,250

Eligibiliy:

For UG course only-

  • More than 50% in 10+2 PCB
  • Candidate must be more than 17 year’s of age
  • NEET score

Christian Medical College, Vellore

This college, nationally and globally recognized, ranks among the top 5 medical institutions in the country. The college has many firsts in its name: the first nursing college in 1946, the world’s first reconstructive leprosy surgery (1948), the first successful open-heart surgery in India (1961) and the first kidney transplant in India (1971), to name a few. In India Today’s 2017 rankings of medical institutions, the college has bagged 2nd place. INR 112,750 is the cumulative fee paid for the 5-year MBBS programme and is further divided as follows:

Year Fees
1st Year INR 40,330
2nd Year INR 18,150
3rd Year INR 18,150
4th Year INR 18,150
5th Year INR 18,105

Eligibiliy:

  • UG: More than 50% in 10+2 with English as compulsory subject and NEET score
  • PG: Graduation score + NEET PG

M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore

The university, renowned internationally for its state-of-the-art faculty, has been considered to be on par with some of the best medical colleges in the world since its establishment in 1979. India Today ranked it in 16th place and Outlook India ranked it in 19th place in their list of the country’s best medical colleges. Keeping up with its prestige, every year at a nominal amount, the college produces world-class physicians. INR 387,500 is the cumulative fee paid for the 5-year MBBS programme and is further divided as follows:

Year Fees
1st Year INR 77,500
2nd Year INR 77,500
3rd Year INR 77,500
4th Year INR 77,500
5th Year INR 77,500

Eligibiliy:

  • UG: More than 50% in 10+2 with English as compulsory subject and NEET score
  • PG: Graduation score + NEET PG

Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai

This institute was founded and operated in 1921 by fellow Indians under the British Raj. Offering commendable training in more than 25 medical courses will be a life-changing event for any medical aspirant to get into this college for an MBBS degree. INR 444,000 is the cumulative fee paid for the 5-year MBBS programme and is further divided as follows:

Year Fees
1st Year INR 88,800
2nd Year INR 88,800
3rd Year INR 88,800
4th Year INR 88,800
5th Year INR 88,800

Eligibiliy:

  • UG: More than 50% in 10+2 and NEET score
  • PG: Graduation score + NEET PG

Osmania Medical College

This institute was founded in 1846 and has created doctors who are now affiliated with international organizations such as the WHO, UNICEF and the Rockefeller Foundation. The institute is home to the renowned Indian Institute of Medicine, which was founded in 1957 by Dr. D.V. Subba Reddy. The college is on the #20 list of the best medical colleges in India today. The cumulative fee paid is INR 600,000 for the 5-year MBBS programme and is further divided as follows:

Year Fees
1st Year INR 120,000
2nd Year INR 120,000
3rd Year INR 120,000
4th Year INR 120,000
5th Year INR 120,000

Eligibiliy:

  • UG: Qualification of 10+ 2 exams and NEET score
  • PG: More than 50% in graduation + NEET PG

Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha

Founded in 1994, compared to many colleges on this list, MAMC is fresh but is among the country’s top league colleges and the best in the state of Haryana. It is extremely difficult to get into this college as it admits only the best and needs only 100 applicants to train and turn them into excellent doctors in the MBBS programme. For the 5-year MBBS scheme, the cumulative fee paid is INR 1,020,100 and is further divided as follows:

Year Fees
1st Year INR 232,820
2nd Year INR 196,820
3rd Year INR 196,820
4th Year INR 196,820
5th Year INR 196.820

Eligibiliy:

  • UG: More than 45% in 10+2 PCB and NEET score

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Top 10 Cheapest Private Medical Colleges in India

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Bonus: Top Medical Courses without NEET

There are numerous medical courses and specialisations that don’t necessarily require NEET. Check out the top medical courses without NEET in 2021.

  1. Biotechnologist
  2. Biomedical Engineer
  3. Micro-biologist
  4. BSc Anaesthesia
  5. Psychologist
  6. Cytogeneticists
  7. Physiotherapy
  8. Medicinal Chemistry

FAQs

How much MBBS cost India?

The cost of an MBBS degree in India will depend upon the type of university chosen. The range of fees for the private colleges will be around 20 Lakh to 70 Lakh whereas the fee for government institutes is around 20,000 to 7.5 Lakh.

Which is the No 1 Medical College in India?

Here is a list of top medical institutes-

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
Christian Medical College, Vellore
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangalore
Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

In which country MBBS is free?

Germany offers free education for MBBS courses.

Can we do MBBS without NEET?

NEET is compulsory to qualify when it comes to pursuing MBBS course in India

These were some of the cheapest medical colleges in India. All of the above-mentioned colleges welcome students through NEET and are completely prepared to take in a new group of students to make them the key medical practitioners. For any help regarding the admission process for these colleges, or choosing the right career option, book a session with our team of experts at Leverage Edu today.

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